I have been taking photographs as a hobby since 1997 and displaying them on my personal website since 2000. I stopped updating this section in 2012 when I finished grad school, so this is mostly here just for nostalgia!
My older photos (1997-2000) were taken with various film SLR cameras (Vivitar 3300SE, Canon Rebel G, Canon A2E) and scanned with a film negative scanner. Almost all photos starting from 2001 were taken with compact point-and-shoot digital cameras (Sony DSC-S30, Canon PowerShot S30, S70, SD870 IS, ELPH 300HS).
I prefer compact point-and-shoot cameras because I think SLRs are too bulky to carry around all the time. My philosophy is that since I'm more likely to carry around a tiny camera rather than a bulky SLR, I have more opportunities to take interesting photos. Also, tiny cameras are less conspicuous, so I don't feel as self-conscious when whipping them out to snap candid photos of people in public.
All photos are displayed using my JSON Photo Gallery project.